Thomas Jefferson the Wine Slut


Thomas Jefferson was truly a wine slut. His salary as president was $25,000 and in 1801 he reported spending $6,500 for provisions and groceries, $2,700 for servants and $3,000 for wine. “No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage,” said Thomas Jefferson (that clears it up!)